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Vile Acts of Evil - Volume 1 - Banking in America by [Michael A. Kirchubel]

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003BEEAOE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Createspace; 1st edition (4 July 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1779 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 441 pages
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I think the best way to introduce myself to you is to introduce my book to you. I am, to the best of my ability, in that book. I apologize for the lack of formatting - It is the nature of this forum.

PREFACE

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation." - Herbert Spencer.

This book is not what you think. Vile Acts of Evil - Banking in America does not discuss your bank's usurious interest rates or ridiculous fees - irritants you know too well - and the title reflects neither joke nor hyperbole. This is the untold, true story of money, greed, and power in America. If you dare continue, you will soon realize, that the vast underbelly of our American history - the recessions, depressions, panics, and wars - the enormous amount of needless human turmoil, suffering, and carnage - the millions of wasted lives over hundreds of years - are but byproducts of extremely wealthy bankers seeking further wealth - mere corporate externalities, not worthy of a bookkeeping entry. Truly, Vile Acts of Evil.

This book almost wrote itself. With minimal prodding on my part, this long-buried story tenaciously clawed its way to daylight through thick strata of rock-solid historic catechism and economic dogma. The words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and about a hundred other notables seamlessly wove themselves together forming web of intrigue. Each of these venerable men spoke the truth as he saw it in his day and their isolated patches of quotes - spanning over two hundred years - formed a flowing, continuously consistent story quilt when sewn together. So, when you find your warm and comfortable, well-worn convictions at odds with what you read, when you suddenly discover yourself angry, muttering or yelling at this book, when you absolutely refuse to believe what is written, don't get mad at me; take it up with these gentlemen, because it is his story, his story, history.

Newsworthy events are typically viewed through many eyes, from several angles, and refocused through the mental lens of each observer's personal predisposition. What we have been taught as a child to believe is straightforward factual "history," is actually a complex mélange of personal opinions, usually written to bolster or undermine a person or cause; always to the detriment of truth. "History is mostly guessing, the rest is prejudice" - According to Ariel and Will Durant, whose mammoth collection, The Story of Civilization, defined world history for generations. Writers invariably have a reason for writing and discerning their motive is the key to interpretation and understanding. I claim nothing more here, other than this honesty: You will find my feelings open and transparent, not disguised in twists or spin, or hiding behind the patently deceptive mask of "Fair and Balanced." Judge accordingly.

"We cannot understand the role of the people in history unless we also understand the historical illusions which misrepresent history in order to serve the interests of privileged classes." "Man cannot fully master his present without reconquering his own history, repossessing the hidden heritage of the past." - John Howard Lawson, The Hidden Heritage, 1950. Your history has been hidden from you. History is written by the winners and, as you will soon understand, these winners, these privileged few, do NOT want you to know their history. Our ignorance enhances their power and knowledge undermines. "He, who controls the present, controls the past. He, who controls the past, controls the future." - George Orwell, 1984, 1948. I want you to reach into this book with both hands and wrest out your long lost past with vengeance. For with it, together, we can control our future for our betterment. My hope is that this book acts as a contagion spreading both anger and awareness - Anger to motivate action and awareness of what action to take. As you read, consider how the events described have rippled through time to influence your life today and how they must have profoundly affected the lives of your ancestors. The tools you need are the facts found here, documented by quotations from noted eyewitnesses of each era. These are the actual words of the individual, not the typical, subjective author's interpretation followed by a reference number. I figured you would sooner believe the people who actually participated in the events discussed, rather than the random rants of this writer. You may be surprised to discover an American history new to you and your brain will naturally repel against the information presented here. These facts universally rail against the well-ingrained framework of our carefully cultivated cultural preconceptions, but they remain facts, nonetheless. Please, willingly suspend your preprogrammed disbelief, honestly weigh the evidence presented, and use your innate ability to judge truth for yourself. "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." - John F. Kennedy. "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche. Realize this: Your convictions flower from the manure of myths.

This book is filled with information you will not find assembled anywhere else. You may have a nodding acquaintance with some of the quotations used; you may know a few of these stories; but, barring a soul bereft of compassion, I guarantee you a continuing series of jaw-dropping revelations. This book brings to light past evils, explains confusing economic terms, unravels mysterious conspiracies, and shows how they relate to today's financial headlines. I present you a view of our American history previously hidden, discuss problems intentionally ignored, and offer solid policies for improvement. By necessity, the format is very loosely structured, being both chronological and organized by subject matter - explained in useful order. Our journey doesn't just roar down the main highway of this tale, we take the scenic route, with side trips visiting interesting folks telling incredible tales, and particularly, poking at all the dead skunks in the middle of the road, stinking to high, high heaven.

Many people believe our world history is either a grand chessboard of conspiracy or that humanity is continually bombarded, like cosmic rays from heaven, by random, unconnected events. These people form the lips of our cultural bell curve. Obviously, truth lies somewhere in the middle and as sentient beings we should have the urge to determine which events are which. Those who would disparage evil plots label it all "Conspiracy Theory" and, although conspiracy is universally ridiculed by our educational industry and corporate media, many historical events can best be explained within this context. Perspective often defines our terms: The bankers' logical, long-range business plan is seen as a sinister conspiracy by victimized workers. "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep - for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon the definition of liberty." - Abraham Lincoln. I would like to transcend the word "Conspiracy" here, because of its overuse and denigration. For the same reasons, I have also strained to carve out terms such as: Jesuit, Jew, Mason, and Illuminati. Assigning guilt to groups of people invariably starts an endless series of meaningless, un-provable arguments diverting attention from solving the problem. I have seen this occur in nearly every book and article written on any "conspiracy." Not here. In order to avoid these divisive distractions - and that's exactly what they are - what I have attempted to do is show you how and why certain historical events happened and ask you, the reader, what you would have done in the same situation. This world and our lives are not by ruled by alien reptilian monsters, but by humans possessing the very same thoughts and emotions as us all. Let there be no misunderstanding, the events described in this book are indeed vile, and therefore their perpetrators evil, but I believe many of us would duplicate their actions if given their opportunity. But don't fret; you will never be given that chance. You will be asked to look into your mental mirror and honestly reflect on what you see. Would you have Congress enact a law that required every American send you half of their money? That sounds good, but would you, if you knew a hundred million people would suffer for years and millions die because of your actions? Would you start or prolong a war if you could make billions? These questions may be repulsive or seem ridiculous, but such questions are entertained by people who have the power to make these things happen.

By wading through a vast morass of sycophantic banking blathering, economic double-speak, intentional misdirection, and a myriad of paranoid conspiracy theories that lead to factual dead ends, I was able to glean the few hard kernels of truth presented here. If you grew up in the same America as I, where free enterprise and fair play were extolled, you will find these kernels extremely difficult to swallow. Because of this, you will find this an angry book - You will hear righteous anger continuously articulated by those whose words you read. These disparate people, spanning centuries, are unified by Man's collective morality: our common sense of right and wrong. Big fish eating little fish is universal truth; but we are not fish. Most of us acknowledge that humans should act humanely and the powerful should not pilfer pennies from the pockets of the poor. Unfortunately, as you will soon learn, they do. The information presented here is vitally important to our national history, identity, and destination but, amazingly, none of it is part of our national dialog. That must change. Please, share this book, this information, with others. "The truth, to be sure, is sometimes hard to grasp, but it is never so elusive as when it is not wanted." - Herman H. Dinsmore, Editor, New York Times. "Just let me have my toaster, my TV, and my steel-belted radials and leave me alone." - Howard Beale, "Network," written by Paddy Chayefsky, 1976. False frames formulated by foundation spin specialists focus our eyes away from the truth and we have been conditioned to consume only sterilized, plastic-packaged reality in thirty-minute segments - but you will have to adjust your brain: "NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32 ... the Revolution will not be televised." - Gil Scott-Heron. The "Vast Wasteland" may let your mind slumber; for that is its purpose, but I will not. If you dare proceed, your next few hours of reading will very likely enrage you because, as Gloria Steinem very aptly stated: "The truth will set you free - But first it will piss you off." Much of what you find here will be too outrageous, too preposterous to believe and the continual, irritating dissonance will compel you to seek the truth. Hopefully, you are already convinced that what I am writing must be pure, hyperbolic poppycock. Good. For you, this book will be a begrudging battle fought fact by fact and your ultimate realization will be profound. True believers convince themselves. I dare you: Google every doubt. The truth is out there - Still. "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer. "The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein.

We are trained to entertain the trivial - to detest substance. We see only what others place before us. "The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to ensure uniformity, but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside." - Allen Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind, 1987. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600. "Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened." - Winston Churchill. Please, don't jump up, brush yourself off, and hurry on about your business. Take your time reading and savor every word - every Vile Act of Evil. Let each penetrate your mind and saturate your soul. Now, rub away the comfortable fog that clouds your eyes and relaxes your mind. Focus and sharpen your brain. You are about to peek outside the carefully composed disinformation bubble surrounding you. I dare say, "You have stumbled across truth, Horatio."- Mike Kirchubel, 2009.

INTRODUCTION

There is something you should know... Beyond the blatant theft of our nation's treasure outlined in today's headlines, beyond the loss of our jobs, our meager savings, our homes, and our children's futures, bankers have conspired to steal our money, property, and dreams for hundreds of years. Today, without your knowledge, we exist as sharecroppers, toiling in their economic fields, sending them a significant portion of our income every year. As you read, you will come to realize that there exists a power more dominant than Congress or the President - A small cadre of wealthy bankers, manipulating the money supply of our nation and the world, controls our daily existence and the destiny of our children. Each day, we are all ever more tightly bound by their chains, created from debt, forged by bankers' pens. These wealthy few, through their all-embracing media, control popular opinion and direct the areas of interest for the mass of humanity. They command Congress to create laws favorable only to them, to the detriment of all others. They tell us who our enemies are; they tell us when to fight, and they tell us when to stop. Those who know their power dare not deny their will, for they are the Grand Wizards who alone command that mystical force that controls us all: MONEY.

Today, as money and its pursuit occupy more and more of our lives, we seem to fall further and further behind. Americans work more hours and pay more for healthcare than citizens of any other industrialized nation. Yet typically, we Americans are one car wreck, one hospital stay, from the total collapse of our financial house of cards. We are now witnessing this wreck on a national scale. We no longer live in the world of our fathers, with two-week vacations, eight-hour workdays, where only one parent is employed - unless the other one was just laid off. Occasionally, rarely, one of us escapes our seemingly pre-ordained fate and, just like the variable reinforcement strategies so successful in casinos, inspires the rest to continue plugging along.

"The history of the world has been a struggle between the few and the many. The few have used money as the instrument to enslave the many. It is said that nothing occurs without precedent in history. ... The people of the world have never been sufficiently on their guard against the unjust and improper use of money. They are too slow to believe that others would do that which they feel they would not do themselves. The commonly accepted idea of a crime is the infraction of an existing law. It does not occur to the ordinary citizen that it is possible to successfully covet and possess your neighbor's property by, and with, the use of statute law." - William Hope Harvey, A Tale of Two Nations, 1894. I promise: You will soon know exactly how it is possible to "possess your neighbor's property by and with, the use of statute law."

Voter, you hold in your hands the documentation you need to understand our current economic turmoil as well as the major events of our country's history. You will soon realize that what is happening to you, happened to your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents and beyond. You will come to recognize common themes as we travel through history from the Revolutionary War to our endless War on Terror - From the Panic of 1819 to the bank bailouts of today - From the debt money of the Bank of England to the debt money of the Federal Reserve. While myriad variations exist, the song remains the same: The wealthy few make their fortunes by simply taking money from those of us who work and earn it. This is a fact. Distilled proof forms every page of this book and you will soon understand this single and singular truth serves as the foundation for many of the events that have fashioned our world. Page by page you will gradually, begrudgingly, accept this reality and, as the manipulated, black and white lies you were taught dissolve before your eyes, the carefully layered, hidden history of our world will reveal itself, unfolding like a beautiful, blood-red rose bud, beguiling you with beauty as her thorns puncture your palms. As you read and mentally bleed, remember Gloria Steinem's axiom: "The truth will set you free - But first it will piss you off." This is not a story you have ever seen on TV or read in your newspapers, magazines, or history books - nor are you likely to. You will be amazed with what you will discover within these pages. Amazed and pissed.

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." - Attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Despite over two hundred years of warnings, just as poignant, pointed, and precise as this, we continue to let private bankers control the issue of our nation's currency and these prophesied problems have come home to roost. As you will soon see, time after time, throughout our history, bankers have used the same techniques to pick our pockets and steal our dreams. They continue unabated today, while their corporate mass media has us looking the other way.

Like the fisherman casting his net, then pulling it back in: By expanding the money supply and then contracting it - by inflation and then deflation - by making credit easy and then difficult - by fomenting war and then proposing peace and by charging us interest on every dollar in circulation, wealthy bankers have bled us dry, both literally and figuratively, for hundreds of years. Come with me now on a journey you have never gone and I will show you how these vile acts of evil are done ... and undone.

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